Pippa Middleton wore a lacy, high-necked Giles Deacon wedding gown

The wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

From the looks of it, Pippa Middleton’s wedding went off without a hitch. Good for her! I mean that. It must feel so cathartic to have all of those months of planning come to fruition and no one was a runaway bride or a runaway groom and no massive tantrums were thrown. Pippa looked pleased during all of her on-camera moments, from her ride up to the church – where her father drove a vintage car, not a horse-drawn carriage – to the almost-royal kiss outside of the church. Remember, they’re in England and you’re not supposed to kiss after you say your vows. There is no “you may now kiss the bride” there. British people wait to kiss until they’re outside of the church. Some of them wait until they’re on the balcony of a palace, but alas, that was never in the cards for Pippa.

As for her wedding gown, it was Giles Deacon and it was pretty. I was surprised by the design up top, with the “heart” cutout in the back, the high neck and the exposed arms. Those were interesting choices, I thought, for a British wedding. I feel like British brides – society brides, brides getting married in small country churches – tend to cover up more, but Pippa was bringing some Michelle Obama Realness with the arm exposure. The fabric of the gown was “bespoke cotton lace” which was “hand appliquéd to create an illusion of the dress having ‘no seams’,” according to Giles Deacon. Interestingly enough, Kensington Palace was sending out press releases about Pippa’s wedding and what Pippa was wearing. Like, KP considers Pippa to be “royal” I guess.

Pippa wore a small tiara – the Maidenhair Fern tiara – designed by Robinson Pelham. She wore the same diamond Robinson Pelham earrings that she wore to Kate’s wedding in 2011. She paired her gown with custom Manolos. Let’s see what I’m missing… the veil is by Stephen Jones and small pearls were woven into the veil.

What else? Pippa invited several of her exes to the wedding, and a few of Prince William’s exes too – you can see the list here. Terribly Moderately Wealthy James Matthews looked nice, although no one was really looking at him that much. Every news show did a piece about the wedding on Saturday and I was fascinated by how they described him: “a wealthy financier” came up the most.

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  1. justsaying says:

    I like her dress, it’s beautiful but it highlighted her long torso which wasn’t that good. Just my opinion ^^

    • Shannon says:

      As a short-torsoed (LOL) lady, I think a long torso looks nice but I guess we always want what we can’t have lol 🙂 Well, weddings kind of bore me, but I’m glad it went well for her & wish them the best.

      • justsaying says:

        I’m also not a wedding-person, most of the time they are boring and too long.

      • manda says:

        wedding ceremonies can be super duper boring, especially if there’s a mass (sorry, not trying to offend, but I am not catholic, and masses are long), but I love wedding receptions! I’m down with partying, whatever the occasion

      • AnnaKist says:

        Shannon, are you my long-lost twin?! I’m not into weddings, either – And even hated my own. I was quite happy never to get married, or at most just have a simple ceremony in a park or something. My mother – devout Catholic and traditional Italian mamma – threw the biggest fit ever when she discovered what I was (not) planning. We ended up giving the full long and boring mass just to please her. It was horrible, and I remember rolling my eyes a lot, but at least Ma was happy.

      • Mel says:

        “sorry, not trying to offend, but I am not catholic, and masses are long”

        The Middleton-Matthews aren’t Catholic, and the mass lasted for about 45 minutes.

    • Coco says:

      I’m a long torso person and I think long torsos are cool. Short torsos are cool too. Long/short legs are great as well.

    • Megan says:

      I love Pippa’s dress. I think it is very flattering. She looked beautiful.

      • imqrious2 says:

        I think she looked the best she’s ever looked: the gown was elegant, her makeup/hair on point, and most importantly, she glowed with happiness. Both she and James looked very much in love and very happy.

        The flowers were gorgeous; the church looked amazing with them decorating the arches in and out of the chapel.

        Wishing happiness and best of luck to them!

      • G says:

        Agree with you both. I was honestly shocked by how fantastic she looked. Before this she’s seemed quite plain, honestly, but that must be Middleton styling and makeup. That dress is just exquisite.

        I am also properly charmed by how happy they both look.

    • Maria says:

      I think long-torsos are beautiful and elegant.

  2. guest says:

    I know I will be the only one on this board who thinks like that but I don’t care – I wish she would have covered her muscular arms.

    • Feedmechips says:


      • guest says:

        I just think that her arms are too muscular. It’s just my opinion, people have different tastes but otherwise she looked good.

    • KLO says:

      I thinktoned and muscular arms is one of the “defining” things maybe for Pippa about her beauty, nothing wrong with being proud about having worked out alot. So she wanted to have them in her wedding look too. Like Kate wanted to have her long hair showing on her wedding day.

      • fiorucci says:

        Also, covering your arms while wearing a big skirt must be kind of hot. Though I guess men must be hot in their suits too

      • FLORC says:

        Her arms aren’t terribly muscular. They’re just very thin. The muscle that exists from day to day lifting is there. And it lacks fat or muscle bulk.

        I loved her entire look. Hair, makeup, dress.

    • detritus says:

      Are you kidding me? Her arms are too fit so she must cover them up?

      • guest says:

        I didn’t say she has to, did I? It’s just my personal opinion (whether you like it or not doesn’t matter) that her arms are too muscular.

        Have a nice day, I’m going to enjoy my Sunday now.

    • mimi says:

      I agree, she should have covered her arms. She’s thin and fit and yet her arms look like they belong to a stocky woman. I hate the doily dress, the high neck and the short sleeves. The minuscule tiara is a very bad idea. Her hair looked oily and unkempt. Lace dress and a tiara, just like the other Wisteria girl.. Perhaps the old stories about their sibling rivalry are true. Anyway, I wish her a long and happy enjoyment of James Matthews’ terrible richness or moderate wealth!
      P.S: There’s another Mimi commenting on celebitchy, and to avoid confusion from now on I’ll change my name to Mimchen

      • Prince says:


      • guest says:


      • Sabrine says:

        Funny how people wish her a long and healthy life but in the same sentence turn it into a body shaming comment. I thought she looked lovely, probably the nicest I’ve ever seen her. Saying she should have covered up her arms is ridiculous.

      • Sabrine says:

        She should not have covered her arms? Good grief – now we have arm police on here. Her arms look fine.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I long for the day when women will stop telling other women to cover a part of their body the observer sees as a flaw.

      If you don’t like your arms, cover them. Let Pippa do what she wants with her own arms.

      • guest says:

        Girl, I only said that I’m not into her muscular arms and not that she can’t wear it. Sorry to disappoint and that not everybody has the same opinion as you – and now have a nice day and learn to accept other people’s opinions.

      • Maria says:

        Thank you, Tiffany. Just because folks can join the already loud chorus of “I don’t like that body part of X, I wish she would cover it!” doesn’t mean they should.

      • Flufff says:

        But why do people have the “right” to express opinions on women’s bodies? Why is that seen as an inalienable right?

        Oh right, because patriarchy.

      • K says:

        Guest, you’re defending your right to hold a view on another woman’s body, while trying to argue that other people have no right to express their view on your doing so? Freedom of speech and opinion doesn’t only work in your favour? You disapprove of her arms, other people disapprove of body-shaming women. Their views are arguably important ones to voice, because feminism. Not sure that applies to wanting a woman to cover her arms over their muscle definition, ngl.

    • rory says:

      Gotta agree with guest.

      People here also criticize red carpets outfits – a dress is a dress. I don’t see the fuss about guest’s comment.

      Worse things happening in the world, like that Trump’s selling his soul to Saudi Arabia right now.

      • souldawg says:

        Her arms aren’t really that muscular. They are thin, which illustrates the muscles, but not actually muscular. She did cover her shoulders which in women tend to be the most muscular part of an arm. But FFS, it’s still body shaming.

      • rory says:

        Body shaming – that’s exactly what happens on other articles about outfits here. Don’t know why some people here make such a difference now. It’s a bit hypocritical that some act like just because it’s a wedding or Pippa you can’t say your opinion.

      • K says:

        @rory I really, really don’t think Pippa is popular on here. But there’s a difference between slating someone’s dress choices, and slating their bodies.

        And given body-shaming is a feminist issue, I think it’s just as important as critiquing Trump, and in fact not unconnected. Misogyny and entitlement over women’s bodies results in men who think they have the right to sexually assault, then deny having done so on the grounds that the woman isn’t hot enough to victimise.

  3. Amy says:

    I think she looked stunning. The high neck was beautiful, I loved the fact that she had her hair up, her make up was on point (better than at her sister’s wedding) and she just looked amazing all round. As cliched as it is, she was absolutely glowing in the photos of her and TMW James driving away from the church.

    Dare I say it…I think she looked better than her sister did at her wedding.

    (I know we shouldn’t compare etc etc…but oh well, here we are!)

    • jeanne says:


      they did a side by side comparison of the two dresses and i was blown away by how much more beautiful pippa looked. she just seemed more modern (yes, even with the lace) and the hair and make-up was killer. I’ve never seen her look so beautiful. i absolutely adored the high neckline. kate’s dress just doesn’t hold up to time. just looks boring.

      vogue did an article that said pippa’s arms were her best accesory for the dress. i agree. it was on the verge of being too much but i think it was all just beautiful together. that lace on the dress blew me away.

    • Sarah says:

      Pippa looked the best she ever looked. Much better than Kate looked on her wedding day. A bit too tan, but very pretty, and I don’t think she is a pretty woman. Attractive, yes, but not pretty.
      And her husband looked pleased as punch and totally smitten. Good for her! May we all have a man/woman who looks that thrilled on his wedding day!

      • Nancy says:

        Her face is attractive, but it’s her figure. She’s so tiny, but looking at those arms, this woman weight trains. Good for her, she looked great.

      • Chaucer says:

        Everyone always says how much prettier Kate is, but I always thought Pippa is far more attractive. she also has an “inside glow” , she looks genuinely happy to me compared to the manic smiling of Kate.

        Best wishes to the bride and groom, they look so so happy.

      • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

        When you look at photo’s when they were younger Kate was the conventionally attractive one but someone who wouldn’t really stand out in a crowd as she looked like everyone else. Pippa is different in that respect, looks wise she would have stood out a bit more than Kate in a crowd of brunettes.

      • JustBitchy says:

        Nicely put Sarah

      • hmmm says:

        She looked gaunt. She didn’t need to lose weight. The dress was clearly designed to showcase her guns.

    • suze says:

      That hair, faux tiara and veil combination was incredibly well done.

    • minx says:

      Agree, I wasn’t expecting much, but she looked like a beautiful, happy bride. Loved the dress, loved her upswept hair and veil. She could have toned her tan down a little, but that was a minor quibble.

      • Original T.C. says:

        Agreed. Pippa looked really good. From head to toe and she was so happy. Her groomed looked nice too.

    • EO1 says:

      It’s a pretty wedding dress but IMO, it was a bit too heavy/too much fabric for someone petite like Pippa.

    • Nicole says:

      I agree. The high neckline was gorgeous and I loved her dress. I also thought she glowed. She was a beautiful bride

    • Katydid20 says:

      Exactly what I thought – I liked Pippas dress better than Kates. Can’t believe I’m saying that. Haha

    • Julia says:


      I thought she looked stunning.

    • manda says:

      she needs to wear her hair up more! it looked great and transformed her look. Her limp lob is ordinarily quite boring looking

    • Mari says:

      I agree, Pippa was beautiful. I love the dress and it highlights her figure nicely. Her arms look great in it. Kate looks like she could be her mother in these photos. Not only is her style matronly, but her expressions age her. It’s like she’s always uncomfortable in the spotlight. Which makes you wonder why the wait-y…

    • MEL M says:

      Agree with everything. I thought she looked the best she’s ever looked. Her dress was gorgeous and her makeup was so flawless which was a surprise to me. Her makeup and fashion choices are usually pretty bad imo but she was stunning yesterday.

    • Liberty says:

      Amy, totally agree. The driving away photos were lovely.

      • Minxx says:

        Her makeup was miles better than Kate’s at her wedding. Very natural and surprisinly not overly tanned. No eyeliner in sight.

    • tigerlily says:

      Agree. Beautiful gown, a breath of fresh air compared to all the strapless ones I’ve seen lately. I think her arms are great-only wish my own were so toned and slim. Her makeup looked okay, better than usual. I think all the Middleton women need to lay off the eyeliner under their eyes….makes their eyes look smaller.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Love wedding dresses that aren’t strapless! That trend is so tired!

      • mar_time says:

        I’m a wedding planner and have seen many a bridal dresses and I never think the strapless ones are flattering (and they can’t be comfortable…always worrying about it slipping down) I think Pippa looked great!! Loved the dress, hair and makeup. And what we’re calling a tiara is what many brides wear as a headpiece… and yes she looks so happy and radiant, wish them a long and happy life together!!

    • FuefinaWG says:

      This is probably the only time I will ever say this: Pippa looked really good. The dress was nice, make-up probably professionally done, and she looked really happy.
      Kate on the other hand: that horrid color washed her out and what the hell was that dress?

    • Lilly says:

      I thought she looked gorgeous. She glowed and her make-up and styling were on point. I didn’t love her dress, but her joy was the right accessory.

    • Penelope says:

      Her boobs looked much better than her sister’s did at her weddding. Overall, Pippa looked better than Kate if you compare the two weddings imo.

    • Gen says:

      Pippa’s hair was so much better than Kate’s. I never understood why Kate did not have a beautiful hairdo done for her wedding while she had access to any hairdresser she wanted. Also, the texture of Pippa’s dress is more interesting than Kate’s. And her chest looks normal while Kate had that “pointy boobs” situation going on and a weird bonny cleavage. I know it is not a competition but Pippa wins easily!

  4. isakka says:

    They look like a couple in their 40s, I was surprised to learn that she’s only 33-years-old.

    • Eleonor says:

      I think they didn’t need to loose weight: they were superfit before the result is aging both of them.

      • isakka says:

        Yes but Pippa also has sun-damaged skin, it’s too late for her to change that.

    • Tourmaline says:

      They both look rather leathery and gristle-y, it’s a good match

      He is in his 40s actually

  5. Embee says:

    Omg she’s hilarious. All that working out to wear a dress that totally hides her figure (whilst building in a bust where she has none). Blah blah blah.

    His neck is really long.

    • Alix says:

      Yes, the phrase “pencil-necked geek” came to mind.

      Not a fan of cap sleeves, but if you’ve got the guns to pull ’em off, go for it.

      Pippa looks like Demi Moore in these pix!

      Do little British boys have to be dragged kicking and screaming into those pantaloons, or does something in their DNA make them accept the attire willingly? Continually confounded by the way in which upper-class British boys are dressed (dress shorts! black knee socks!)

    • fiorucci says:

      Well doesn’t it show her flat stomach and small waist? What else could she show off? Unlikely that she’d show off her legs

  6. Jess says:

    For all the hype, all the resources, and all the money available to her, I feel quite underwhelmed by Pippa’s dress and beige wedding colors. The Middletons lack a sense of style.

    • Anett says:

      I second that.
      I came away from the wedding pretty disappointed. I didn’t care for her gown, her hair, her groom.

      • Ange says:

        I thought her hair was far too restrained for the look, if that makes sense. She didn’t have to wear it down but she could have found something a little less buttoned up looking. That combined with the high neck looks very constricting.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree. I read the SM article on how Pippa wanted a dress that reflected her and was more cutting edge fashion wise than her sister’s dress was. And then I see these pics! Wow, if that is more cutting edge, I now understand the lack of fashion intellect from Kate. The dress was nice, but I really expected more.

      I did like the page boy outfits though. They looked so cute.

      One side note, I wish hats would come back to fashion in the US love me some hats.

      • hmmm says:

        Her dress reflected her sister’s and her wedding reflected her sister’s. There was nothing unique about it, and I, too, was underwhelmed at the lack of imagination. Sorry, Pips, you will always come second and be second best. Just ask your mom.

        The two sisters certainly have beige in common. That says it all.

  7. isakka says:

    It’s a lovey wedding dress but it’s not worth £40,000.

    • JustBitchy says:

      It was significantly discounted or comp’d outright. Same for the AndyLoos and glass marquee.

  8. MunichGirl says:

    It was a rip-off of Kate’s wedding which is just more proof that Pippa and Carole really think that they are members of the royal family.

  9. anonymous says:

    Ok I have to admit that I loved the vibes of the wedding, everything looked perfect honestly and her wedding dress was way much better than Kate’s one.

    • minx says:


      • Olenna says:

        Me, too. Pips loves the camera and always seems too conscious of it in other settings. But, here she looked genuinely radiant and the event seemed to have gone well as planned.

    • Sarah says:

      It was a beautiful setting, too! The Church, the flowers around the doors, the pathway walked on, God! Is all of England so beautiful?

    • Crumpet says:

      They both look genuinely happy. And she looked beautiful. I am surprised at all the women who think she should have covered up her arms.

      I am 52 and wear sleeveless often (as well as shorts in summer). I say to hell to anyone who thinks I should cover up. It’s their problem, not mine, that they feel ‘offended’ by some part of my body.

  10. spidey says:

    I think she looked absolutely lovely.

    I also think there are some who would say she didn’t whatever she wore.

    • Mimi says:

      Agreed. I thought she looked exquisite, made even more so by her obvious happiness. Her husband seemed delighted as well.

      • LaMaitresse says:

        Agree, and he adores her to bits. She was one of the most beautiful brides, and I thought her arms were fine. I’d love to see what she wore in the evening….

    • CMiddy says:

      I agree – I am not a fan but she looked lovely and really happy. I thought the dress was great – would love to see the second outfit ….

      • Maria says:

        Agreed. I’m no fan of the Middletons but all I see when I look at those photos is a really happy, radiant woman.

  11. amalia says:

    It was better than Kate’s wedding dress. Kate’s wedding dress was so boring.

    • jeanne says:

      i didn’t think so at the time but YES!

      • amalia says:

        I never liked Kate’s wedding dress. Other royal brides looked so much better than she did.

    • Ange says:

      Never did get the hype over it, it was so bland. Hated the waistline.

    • morrigan says:

      I never got the hype about Kate’s dress. It was okay, but nothing spectacular.

      I liked Pippa’s dress. Didn’t love it, but I liked it. It worked for her.

  12. Nico says:

    For all the hype for months now and especially in the last few days, the whole wedding was so boring to me. It was just a regular normal wedding. Bride looked like a bride and people came and it just seemed like a celebrity wedding with a few photographers. All that security and hype for nothing. There were a few people who stood outside to watch but the hype made it sound like there would be like people lined down the street. Idk it seemed like a huge let down almost. I’m glad everything went well for her and that she looked nice but honestly it was regular.

  13. jeanne says:

    yes, the grandstanding and smiling and kissing for the cameras was a bit much. the drive away in the car was borderline eye roll. but pippa looked so happy! and james looked so proud! it was lovely. good for pippa. i am not a huge middleton fan but i was so happy for her. what a nice moment she had.

    and you can tell she was feeling herself. unlike kate who was so nervous at her wedding (rightly so, not judging). but pippa was there to play. this was all rehearsed but it didn’t matter. she got her great pics. good for her. now go relax!

    • Tourmaline says:

      I do think that was only polite though as a huge crowd of onlookers as well as photographers was gathered. would have been very rude not to acknowledge them.

      • hmmm says:

        Show me the huge crowd. There were photographers. Driving away they waved at a crowd of 6 or 7 people and an uninterested dog. LOL

  14. eXo says:

    It was a very nice wedding but it was not about love and commitment, it was about money and showing off.

    • Naptime says:

      So bizarre to read that anyone is reminded of Kate’s wedding gown when looking at this gorgeous dress. What part of this dress is similar to Kate’s? Kate’s was long sleeved with a v-neck. Pippa looked splendid, no denying that. James looks pleased as punch as all brings should. Mazel tov to the happy couple!!!

      • hmmm says:

        So bizarre that people can’t see the similar elements and approximations. Corset and silhouette for starters.

  15. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    I liked the dress and while it was very similar to Waity’s (and Nicky Hiltons) Giles Deacon did a better job than Sarah Burton. The full skirt hung better for a start. So yeah the battle of the Middleton sisters wedding dresses was won by Pippa.

    The body language between both couples is interesting – P&J look like there is genuine love and affection there compared to W&K who have always looked awkward and since they got married, like they can barely stand to be in each others company.

    As others have said, Pippa got the better deal and not just because he’s wealthy and can give her the lifestyle she and her family want. But also because he seems like a nice guy who would treat her well. The same can’t be said for her sister who married a guy who cheated on her the whole 10 years they were ‘dating’.

    • minx says:

      They both looked extremely happy to be getting married. He seemed thrilled. The contrast with William as a groom was obvious.

      • JustBitchy says:

        Betti and Minx that’s a great point. Things were dicey for Pippa for a while (marriage wise) with all of the priors (girl has been around the hollaback) and the Paris incident.

      • Liberty says:

        Minx, I noticed that too. It was sweet. That is the sort of glowing happiness you hope to see at a wedding.

    • hmmm says:

      He wouldn’t be so nice if he didn’t have millions. I’m sure Pippa is thrilled to finally be off the shelf.

    • Sarah says:

      Did you read anywhere that Wills didnt go to the reception? If not, i wonder why not? We allknow he likes to dance, LOL!
      He was a jerk, also, letting Kate deal with the kids on her own. He wasnt a groomsman or usher, so he certainly could have helped her.
      I think he must be a real pill to live with. You know how we say #poorjason? I’m going to start saying #poorkate.

    • morrigan says:

      Maybe Pippa was able to see what Kate’s life has been like, and adjusted her wants accordingly, coming to see that having a title maybe isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So she may not have a title, but she’s got a wealthy husband who at least seems into her and cares about her.

      I think Kate got stuck living her mother’s dream of being part of the aristocracy. Pippa, being younger, was likely able to escape some of that after Kate got married and Pippa got older.

  16. Skylark says:

    She looked absolutely radiant.

    • BeamMeUpScottie says:

      I thought so too.

      The photos of her and her new hubby driving off from the church in the E-type Jag were the nicest photos (IMO).
      She lookd really lovely and carefree in those pix and they both looked so happy,

  17. lower-case deb says:

    sad thing is, everything about her style is what in wished kate would choose for her highly televised wedding. professional make up and a good updo; but kate chose to “do my own makeup” like the frugal duchess she is not.

    congratulations to the happy couple.

    glad to see Kensington Palace putting all those tax dimes to good use by releasing those press releases. not.

    • Natalie S says:

      But if Kate hadn’t married William, would James have married Pippa?

      Alex Loudon would have married her so either way Pippa would have been happy but not living in a 17 million pound house in London happy

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      The thing with Kate and her wedding day makeup was that apparently she washed off what the Bobby Brown makeup artist had done, using the excuse that she wanted William to recognise her at the alter (WTF!!).

      Pippa’s makeup was lovely but Kate and Carole’s was awful. The Middleton women tend to slap it on to hide their bad skin which actually not only makes the skin worse but draws attention to what they are trying to hide.

      • Olenna says:

        I guess I’m used to Katie’s over made-up face, but I thought Ma Carole looked unusually haggard–like she hadn’t slept in days. Agree, Katie’s wedding make-up was horrible. She had lost so much weight and the heavy make-up made her look unhealthy. I remember feeling a little bad for her because, just looking at her face, she seemed to be all dry skin and veneered teeth.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Pippa’s makeup looked good. Her half updo at Kate’s wedding suited her better though than her wedding updo

      • hmmm says:

        I don’t like Pippa’s flattening updo. It needed more height at the top and less weight in the back. It also seems a little on the matronly side.

  18. Snowpea says:

    She looks ok but her face was waaaaaay too orange/tanned for her wedding day. And her eyebrows looked…interesting. Very very waxed and groomed to the point they took away every superfluous hair. I think its more modern to keep them ever so slightly shaggy…it looks fresher.

    What else? The husband is tres unattractive, a real face for radio. But I guess the Middletons don’t marry for looks do they?

    Kate looked nice and appropriate though very skinny. The children looked adorable. And I like the olde English feel of it.

    • DiamondGirl says:

      He looks like his father who I think is a very attractive older man – he’s just too skinny right now. Maybe he and Pip will relax now and eat.

      • Mel says:

        DiamondGirl, I must say I sort of fancy Michael myself. 🙂
        He is good looking, but most of all he has these warm, serene kindness about his eyes that I find irresistible in a man. Carole is a very lucky woman. 🙂

  19. doglover says:

    I think the British taxpayer has the right to see the security bill for this wedding.

    • hmmm says:

      Amen, sister!

    • hannah says:

      And that has to do with the Middletons exactly how ? Pippa’s sister is married to William , their children are Pippa’s nephew and niece and Harry was attending as well . They will get security where ever they go . So unless you want Pippa’s immediate family to miss her wedding or have the wedding at an already secured place like Kensington Palace , you have a security bill.

    • rory says:

      It’s huge – that’s quite obvious. Should get rid of the royals and give the money to the NHS etc. Security for the royals cost ca. £100m, that’s a lot of money/waste.

    • Sarah says:

      It is like with the Trumps. We are paying WAY MORE than we should. Let Kate and Wills get security, but anyone else should pay their won bill. Just like Ivanka and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and Jared’s spokesman, who,is now travelling with them cause he is supposeldy the FBI “person of interest.”
      Im sick of entitled moochers.

  20. suze says:

    The press releases from KP are a head scratcher. Will this continue? Will each young Matthews child be announced by posting a bulletin outside KP?

    Other than that, the rest of it all did go off well and it is probably a great relief to everyone to have it in the rear view mirror.

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      KP has set precedence with that press release, as am sure the marshmallow king will want his engagement/marriage announced via the palace as well.

      The wedding is a setup to re-launch Pippa into the public eye. What this space she is not going away.

      • Bridget says:

        Interesting question though. Look at how much people engaged with every Pippa article. Yes, you say “but it’s because we don’t like her” but look at how much traffic she generated. Whether you love someone or love to hate them, clicks and comments matter. Is she going to stick around because everyone here helped create the demand?

      • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

        ^^^ I think its because she is more interesting than her sister. She certainly has more hustle and looks to continue said hustle even after marriage – look what happened with Waity. She hid in the closet and only comes out when forced..

    • Secret squirrel says:

      Given the future king of England and his sister were part of the wedding party, I don’t think it is weird that KP would be involved.

    • hannah says:

      I think that was more because the tabloid media was speculating themselves into a coma on who was going to attend and the release was a big “here you have it , now please stop calling us “

  21. Ophelia says:

    The groom’s family seems non-existent. Less relevant or less camera hogs or both?

    Pippa seems very orange. Rivalling Prez Orange, almost.

    The children pages and flower girls are very darling.

  22. Sydney says:

    I think I prefer this dress than Kate’s dress.

    I saw the pics of them in the car waving a people and media just like Will and Kate

    looking at the guest….most rich people have zero style, for all that money there were some horrible outfits, including some men.

    • Secret squirrel says:

      Speaking of guests, I read that Roger and Mirka Federer were there. Any idea who their connection is through? Is James managing the Federer millions!

      Did Roger skip part of his prep for a grand slam to attend this?

      • cr says:

        Federer is skipping the French Open, so not skipping prep.

      • PrincessK says:

        @Secret Squirrel…everyone keeps saying Roger was invited by the groom, maybe there is this ‘money management’ connection. But surely Roger has better connections for money in Switzerland. I still think its the Middleton’s who got to the Federer’s because of the royal connection through Wimbledon.

  23. Elisa the I. says:

    Pippa totally looks like Alicia Vikander in these pics – never noticed this before.
    She looks happy and he … is there is well, so congrats!

  24. Lara says:

    Err British couples have the you may now kiss the bride moment. If not then it’s going to be really awkward at my wedding next year when the Mr to be sticks his tongue down my throat…

    • Annetommy says:

      Yep. And there isn’t really such a thing as a British wedding. Secular, Anglican , Presbyterian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh….etc…all British. Even if It’s meant to mean “toff in church”, many Scots male toffs would wear formal Highland dress, including kilts, and “Britain” and “England” are not interchangeable. Pippa looked nice, as well she should given the cost.

    • auroratudor says:

      Came down here to say this. I’m American, but I married a Brit in England and we have photos of the moment. Maybe it is a Yank thing than has crossed the pond, but they absolutely do it.

    • Manjit says:

      Well, I’m a Brit and I can tell you that at every wedding I’ve been to the Priest, Vicar, Registrar, Celebrant has always said after the vows, “You may kiss the bride”, so that’s complete tosh. Also her father didn’t drive the car, it was chauffeur driven and British brides are not known for their modest attire, I can tell you. In fact the best thing about the dress imho, was the fact it wasn’t strapless, as has been the vogue here for years. I’m not a great fan of meringue dresses but I thought she looked beautiful in this one.

  25. Sarah says:

    I couldn’t take the people (the DM called them Pippa’s fans) who waited for them behind the metal barriers seriously. Seriously, most of them were middle-aged and old women, I really think the new generation doesn’t care about the BRF (and their hanger-ons) anymore.

    • Annetommy says:

      No stereotypes please, I’m in that age category and have always been a republican. I usually come to Royal threads to slag them off.

    • aquarius64 says:

      They weren’t there for Pippa; they were there for real royals (Will, Kate, George, Charlotte & Harry)

      • Millie says:

        And Princess Eugenie. I am surprised she went. I thought that the Middleton sisters were mean to the York Princesses even though they were very close with Will and Harry.

  26. Jeesie says:

    They both look like they’ve been crash dieting for months.

    Pippa’s arms are worrying. That’s not what muscular arms look like, that’s what arms with no fat on them look like. One suggests fitness, the other starvation.

    • IlsaLund says:

      Thank you. I thought I was the only one who wondered why everyone was going on about Pippa’s “toned arms.” Those arms look flaccid to me and no where near “Michelle Obama arms.”

      • jwoolman says:

        Some people complained loudly about Michele Obama’s arms, too. There seems to be a strong cultural bias against women having obvious muscle. We’re supposed to be weak widdle things, I guess. I personally am a weak widdle thing, but not exactly proud of it! When women routinely use their muscles due to work or deliberate exercise and don’t have a lot of fat, they get obvious muscles. That’s normal.

    • kaiC says:

      Yeah, she looked like a completely different person to me. Kind of sad that someone would think they have to change that much to be “perfect” for their wedding.

  27. KatM says:

    I really liked the front of the dress and I thought she really looked beautiful honestly. I did not really like/care for the cut out in the back. I liked the lace and the neckline suits her. I though the old church was really beautiful. I did think the turning around for the cameras was slightly funny but I am not surprised.

  28. Flufff says:

    Well it’s a very beautiful wedding and she looks really happy, even though I still think the whole family are redefining vulgar.

    The waving thing is hilarious and beyond parody.

    Not sure if the “no kiss” stuff was supposed to be sarcastic? This is definitely not true for most English weddings and that includes upper class society weddings. I’ve never been to a wedding that didn’t have “you may now kiss the bride.”

    • KatM says:

      The comments on the Daily Mail were hilarious. Several people said she looked like Wallace Simpson.

  29. Lainey says:

    I like her dress more than Kate’s. But even then I found it boring. Didn’t remember it minutes after looking at it. Loved the hair though. Wish the hairdresser that did it would do Kate’s up dos in the future.

  30. Khaleesi says:

    I thought this kiss was so awkward, she with her eyes open, probably more focused on the cameras etc. lol


    • Canadian Becks says:

      In that picture, you can see the “dent” in her left cheek. There are pictures of her head on that really show the “dent”.

      Does anyone know what that is from?
      I’m just curious.

  31. Ellaus says:

    After all the Daily Mail nonsense (which did much more harm, than good) I was surprised to actually like this wedding. It looked classy, nice (and expensive).
    She looks amazing, the guipure on the dress is really beautiful. It fits ver like a glove and It sita en her natural waist…
    The kids looked lovely, but George got a scolding from her mother for stepping on the brides dress.
    Over all, It seemed a nice and charming wedding.

  32. Snaphappy says:

    Pippa’s dress looked a lot like Nicky Hilton’s. I though that Pippa looked better in it.

    • minx says:

      I remember that, and thought the same. Nicky’s dress had too high a collar and it was long sleeved, too much lace IMO. This dress is prettier.

  33. littlemissnaughty says:

    Pippa looked absolutely beautiful. But … oof, they look dehydrated. I mean I get wanting to look slim for your wedding day, god knows I’d diet too but they don’t exactly look healthy and he especially looks so damn old. I hope this was a wedding thing and doesn’t continue.

  34. Zooyork says:

    I don’t like the dress at all. Too severe. I don’t like high neck and I don’t like the extremely short sleeves in the dress. The arm exposed does not look good in this case. I’m schocked that with all her access she went with this boring, cold dress.

  35. KatM says:

    Oh my gosh…KAISER, please write a post about this… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4527140/Pippa-Middleton-James-Matthews-wedding-reception.html

    I was very complimentary until I saw this. Did they project enlarged photos of themselves onto the side of the house? Oh my gosh, I am dying laughing right now.

    • Khaleesi says:

      That’s just tacky.

    • HappyMom says:

      Yikes. That is beyond gross.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Thank you this is giving me life this rainy cold Sunday morn!
      A dazzling psychedelic display projected onto Middleton Manor including James in hunting gear to represent his long campaign for Pippa– and also projected the silhouette of a shapely dancing woman… Bwhahaha

      • KatM says:

        I know, right?! I was like…how bizarre is that? Thank you for making me laugh so hard!

    • Skylark says:

      Oh come on. it’s just a bit of fun.

    • Hazel says:

      Well, now, that’s almost as fun as Flying Elvi! Almost!

    • Pineapple says:

      Wait, I don’t get it – you’ve never seen this kind of thing at a wedding? I’ve witnessed many a “Family Album” or “When We Were Just Kids” projected on a big screen like this. It’s completely normal and expected.

      • KatM says:

        Not projected on the side of a house, no, I am sorry I have not seen that. Yes, I have seen nice photos displayed, but not everyone thinks it is normal or expected in this manner. Relax.

    • Ange says:

      I will say though from the pictures the setup inside the glass marquee looks great. Lovely relaxed seating areas, nice flowers, great dance floor….

    • jwoolman says:

      Oh, my. The Saudis projected a big image of Trump’s face on the hotel he was staying at …. must be the latest fashion.

  36. HeyThere! says:

    I think Pippa looked like the best version of her everyday self!bshe was simply Stunning! I also think brides should look like themselves on their wedding day. Lol. I didn’t diet(young, didn’t need to), tan, change my hair, change my style and looking back would not have it any other way! I look like me, the person my husband fell in love with many, many moons ago.

    Her makeup could have looked over the top but instead, it was very natural and lovely! I think these sisters get a lot of heat from the public and I honestly never understood why.

    The old church they wed in looks amazing!!! I want to see inside! Places like that just don’t exist in the states. Super jealous. I’m also happy MM decided(or was told) not to attend the wedding because it would have been all people cared about. That first picture with Harry. Every bride deserves to be the focus of the wedding. MM did go to the reception, which looked amazing as well!

    Congrats to Pippa and James!

  37. seesittellsit says:

    Well, I don’t like the Middletons, but I have to say, it was a beautiful, expensive, English country wedding. I thought Pippa looked fantastic, and I loved the dress, which gave her a beautiful shape and was sumptuous without being ridiculous. Much as it galls me to acknowledge it, Carole M. knows what she is doing. Beautiful wedding, beautiful wedding dress.

    Of course, there WAS Kate’s dress to despair over, but that isn’t Carole M.’s or Pippa’s fault.

    • Skylark says:

      Yep, major props to Carole for putting on such a beautiful show.

      She’s my favourite Middleton. I love her steely-eyed ambition and the fact that so many people seem to find her naked social climbing so outré!

      • Sarah says:

        Carole M is like Thomas Boleyn. Selling her daughters to the highest bidding. But Pippa at least got someone who looks like he adores her. 🙂

  38. JustBitchy says:

    Celebitcy and Betti
    I haven’t seen too much coverage of Pippa and TR/TMW James’ house. Here it is with link to when James bought it. And the link to the planning document that confirm name and address It’s a very beautiful home I must say. I would take this over KP any day. And I am sure they will buy a country pile soon out in west Berkshire.

    All public, so enjoy.



    • Hazel says:

      Thanks for those links. Quite a house! I’m not sure if I really like the completely modernized interior, though. Keeping some historical elements would have been more to my taste. Backyard is nice, though.

    • Pineapple says:

      That house is so beautiful!!

    • Canadian Becks says:

      So he paid £17 million for a Semi-Detached freehold townhouse? Wow.

      I liked the house, but the garden looked small, and made smaller by all the strange sectioning. Like, what is the purpose of those rows of boxed hedges on the left side?

    • PrincessK says:

      I like the house, and I am sure James Matthews is happy that all of these details are being splashed about. I am sure the gymn sealed the deal, I can see the pair of them sweating it out.

  39. Rae says:

    Absolutely spot on! She looked stunning.

    I had to laugh at how normal the wedding was, when I had been reading all about the carriage arrival, etc (with lots of eye rolling) being dissected here.

    It looked like a truly beautiful wedding, and they looked in love.

    Congrats to them.

    p.s To those who say she look so manly, or her arms are too muscular to have short sleeves, take a bloody seat.

    • minx says:

      This is how I feel about Pippa’s arms: They’re her arms. They’re part of her body, she likes them that way, she wanted to show them off. End of story.

    • Skylark says:

      Agree, and the little cap sleeves showcased them beautifully.

    • bettyrose says:

      ITA! Pippa’s muscular arms are my #armgoals.

    • KiddVicious says:

      I agree! Muscles are healthy, covering them with a layer of fat isn’t. Not sure why people are so turned off by muscles, or why they equate them with men only. I think she looks great, all of her hard work has paid off.

  40. The Original Mia says:

    Pippa looked good. Overly orange, but very pretty. Hated that fern tiara. I know it matched her earrings from Kate’s wedding, but it nearly got lost in her hair. Overall, well done, Pippa! Now go away.

  41. upstatediva says:

    I think the bride looked happy and lovely. I was never a great fan of Kate’s wedding dress, but I really like Pippa’s. I thought they looked nice together. The idea that Kate or Pippa has great style is pretty ridiculous; they are pretty regular(and often quite boring) gals in their 30s. But I give props to Pippa for beautiful dress and really sweet veil. I thought she toned down the orange nicely for the day. All in all, THUMBS up for the Pips! My hopes for tartans were dashed, but I am already over it!

  42. Cel2495 says:

    She looks very lovely and happy

  43. Cerys says:

    The more I see the dress the more I like it. I wasn’t keen on it at first as all I could see were her arm muscles. It was a lovely dress but if the sleeves had been a fraction longer it would have been stunning. That said, I thought she looked really pretty. I liked her hair, tiara and veil.
    I hope she and TMW James will be happy together.

  44. Joannie says:

    Beautiful wedding! Pippa looked lovely.

  45. Ramona Q. says:

    Her husband’s pants are too long in the crotch and the legs.

  46. Scout says:

    Her husband is just… not cute. At all.

  47. KiddVicious says:

    Now that it’s over we can concentrate of Harry and Meghan 😉

  48. Guesto says:

    So why again was this wedding such an event? Don’t get me wrong, I wish them all the best, but why is Pippa such an important person? I really don’t get it. Care to share?

  49. Anitas says:

    The dress was pretty, and I liked her updo too, it was so much classier than Kate’s half-up half-down wedding hair. She looked lovely. Although the material of her dress looks quite scratchy to me – I’m sure it’s expensive and soft, but it doesn’t look that way to me from the photos.

  50. CarolinaBelle says:

    Pippa honestly looked radiant and her dress was beautifully tailored. James looked truly happy. A bit sad when you compare James to William who looked bored and over it on his and Kate’s wedding day.

  51. Ollie says:

    Pretty dress and whoever did her make-up is a pro. She looks beautiful, in love and super happy as did her husband. Congrats.

    Kate’s outfit is unfortunate. Her poor boobs. Carole looks like she was attacked by a swarm of bees.

    IMO best dressed guests are Eugenie and uncle Gary’s pretty teenie daughter. I love her dress

  52. Betsy says:

    Pippa can’t dress herself either. Ish.

  53. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    I’m obsessed with that church. It’s just gorgeous…sigh. I want to live near one like it. I read it dates back to 1190.

    I liked her dress. I thought it was alençon lace covering it, but I was wrong. It’s another type. Too lazy to look it up.

    I’m in the minority I’m sure – I liked Kate’s attire. Very 1940’s. And kids in weddings make me laugh. It’s a disaster waiting to happen, but these events need comic relief.

  54. Reece says:

    I think Pippa looked beautiful. Her hair and makeup, the veil, the dress all of it! Yes, I have seen that lace applique dress before but it works for her and she looks great.
    I think the colors were pretty bland but that is my own personal taste.

  55. Twink says:

    He looks like Anthony Weiner from the side profile view. Yuck. She does NOT look 32. I’ll go slather up sunscreen all over.

  56. Fran says:

    ‘I feel like British brides – society brides, brides getting married in small country churches – tend to cover up more’
    I love this site but I am so sick of being good schooled about what it means to be British!! Can we call it USAsplaining?!

    • Mel says:

      And, for what it’s worth, it’s not even typically “British”. Anywhere in Europe showing up at a CHURCH wearing a less than (relatively) modest dress is not really seen with a kind eye. It would be considered tacky.

  57. HK9 says:

    This is what a bride should look like. Happy, makeup done so she still looks like herself and a dress that fits like a glove. Her arms are flawless. Absolutely stunning.

  58. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Yes, her arms look great…lol regarding “covering up”. What?

    Someone else said something nuts yesterday about Meghan waiting for her cab after a workout – something about Harry will be upset when he sees that & make her cover up?? They also said she shouldn’t be in public with all her bits showing. I really have to wonder where some people live. The only things “showing” were her ankles and arms. Oh! Part of her face was showing too! The shame!

    Some people need to get real.

  59. Hazel says:

    Before I read all the comments, I’m going to say this (and I live in Hawaii, hence my lateness to the game): I thought Pippa looked absolutely lovely. Gown, hair, makeup, veil, posture, and smile. Her fellow cleaned up rather well, too. The kid attendants & their hovering minder, all looked nice, too. Little kids at weddings are so much fun. Beautiful day, beautiful venue. Everyone looked so happy to be there, clergy included. OK, now I’ll see what the rest of y’all thought.

  60. V.B. says:

    She looked beautiful and younger

  61. porcupette says:

    On the other hand, have you seen the pix from Melissa Percy’s birthday party (has Roger Ailes reincarnated? This was some kind of hella counter-programming)? Makes Pippa’s wedding a low-key soiree of terminal tastefulness by comparison. Topless waiters? I mean Brexit is bad, but this?

  62. Blacbetty says:

    Why we’re exes invited to the wedding? Why would you bother? Sounds bitchy.

  63. Jag says:

    Very pretty!

    I’m surprised with all of his money that he couldn’t find a tailor to properly fit the length of his pants.

    Congratulations to them.

  64. L84Tea says:

    I was glad to see that they look very happy and in love. I liked her dress enough, although I’m not a huge fan of capped sleeves even if you have the arms to pull them off, but she looked radiant and happy. Good for them. I was also glad to see it confirmed that the press doesn’t know what they are ever talking about. It looked like a much more tasteful affair than the tacky RHOB (as in Real Housewives of Bucklebury) they were painting this to be. Just my opinion.

  65. Hkk says:

    Finally! No more Pippa news, please.
    And give the public what they really want a pic of Markle at the reception.

  66. missgeist says:

    pippa looked beautiful. her hair and makeup were lovely. I liked the dress too!

  67. PrincessK says:

    I love the top part of the dress but she has no hips and the skirt part of the dress looks too heavy. I would have added a small bustle at the back that would have lifted it up and out a bit at the sides, because the bottom part of the dress looks too heavy.